Goulbourn Valley Health is the main referral health service for the Hume region. Its services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery, medical services, women’s and children’s services, rehabilitation and palliative care, mental health, outpatients, services at Tatura and Rushworth, and community-based health programs.
The Victorian Government’s $229.3 million investment in Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton will deliver:
64 inpatient beds
10 intensive care beds
seven operating theatres (including four new theatres)
an emergency department with 36 treatment spaces
refurbishment of the 9-bed short stay department
a 12-bed maternity department
a 10-cot special care nursery
a 12-bed paediatric ward
a new dialysis unit with 16 treatment chairs
two new x-ray rooms
a CT scan room
an ultrasound room
a new kitchen
a purpose-built morgue.
A new integrated women and children’s precinct will be created to increase capacity and improve service efficiency. The precinct will bring birthing, maternity, special care nursery and paediatric services closer to the emergency department. Currently, they are separated by 220 metres.
A new single-storey building has already been constructed to house a 16-bed dialysis unit and construction of the new five-storey inpatient unit has been completed.
The Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital redevelopment aims to deliver the following benefits:
Improved facilities to meet growing demand
As the largest healthcare facility in the region, Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital provides surgical, medical, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care and psychiatry plus extended care and regional services. This major redevelopment will provide huge benefits for the people of the Goulburn Valley and surrounding areas. It will improve facilities and access, while positioning the hospital to meet growing demand.
More theatres will ensure waiting lists are better managed and surgical capacity is increased, particularly for emergency caesarean sections and elective procedures.
The expanded emergency department will deliver round-the-clock imaging, with two new x-ray rooms, a CT scan room and an ultrasound room.
New dialysis unit
A new single-storey dialysis unit will provide capacity to treat twice as many patients. The 16-bed dialysis unit features state-of-the-art equipment and provides increased privacy and comfort for patients and their families.
Quality care for patients
The new Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton Hospital aims to attract and retain specialist surgical expertise. This will ensure patients receive the best care and recover sooner, closer to home.
The redevelopment will also boost Aboriginal employment as part of the Algabonyah Employment Partnerships program launched in 2016 by the Victorian Government.